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HOW TO MAKE
STEPS TO MAKE YOUR OWN
NOVELTY FAKE ID
This tutorial is designed to help you replicate a driver’s
license. You can replicate both 30 mil PVC driver’s licenses as well as
thinner, bendable identification cards. The methods provided in this
tutorial are designed for novelty purposes only such as replicating the
Superbad McLovin ID or making ID cards of your favorite celebrities. It is
illegal to forge identification for purposes of identity theft or buying
alcohol or tobacco.
How to use the templates
Search a Peer-2-Peer network such as Kazaa, LimeWire or BitTorrent to
find a template. By using Adobe Photoshop or Macromedia Fireworks, you
should easily be able to edit the templates. You should first begin by
changing the text fields.
Edit the eye and hair color fields as follows:
Eye Color- Indicate eye color abbreviation:
BLK - Black
GRY - Gray
MAR - Maroon
BLU - Blue
GRN – Green
PNK - Pink
BRO – Brown
HAZ - Hazel
MUL – Multicolor
Hair Color- Indicate hair color abbreviation:
BAL – Bald
BRO – Brown
SDY - Sandy
BLK - Black
GRY - Gray
WHI - White
BLN – Blonde
RED – Red
Editing the Photo
You need to scan in a passport photo or other acceptable ID picture.
Also scan in a signature. If the background of the passport photo does
not match the background of the state id, you will need to do some
After scanning the passport photo into the computer, the person's face
will need to be separated from the background so it flows seamlessly
with your ID card template. Using a program such as Adobe Photoshop or
Macromedia Fireworks provides you with an image editing tool called
"Magic Wand". This tool will allow you to click a color in the image and
it will select all surrounding colors that are similar or the same.
There will be a slider that will allow you to select the amount of
variance from the color you select. The higher the variance relates to
more of the image that will be selected. Once the background is nearly
fully selected without containing any of the person's face, press
'Delete' on your keyboard to erase it. You can then magnify the image
and use the eraser tool to clean up around the person's face. At this
point, zoom out and copy the image. It can be pasted onto your ID card
template. It will then flow seamlessly into your template design and you
can choose any background color you want!
Add a Barcode
The unusual-looking scrambled barcode on the back of most driver’s
licenses is known as a PDF417 barcode. This barcode contains most of the
information contained on the front of the license. By editing this
readout, you can encode your information into this barcode.
If your license requires a magnetic stripe and you want it to be
scanable, it can be encoded with an encoder. Generally these are very
expensive and can run $400-1200 dollars. There are two types, HiCo and
LoCo. HiCo and LoCo magnetic differ in that HiCo are much more difficult
to demagnetize. The encoders for these are much more expensive than for
LoCo. Most HiCo encoders encode LoCo stripes as well. The best way to
program the stripe is to decode a working driver’s license, edit the
data, and then program it back onto the stripe. Encode the magnetic
stripe after the card is finished.
We will be printing on a synthetic paper. There are two types of
synthetic paper that are nearly the same. Teslin and Artisyn paper are
single layer, silica-filled, polyolefin printing substrate with unique
microporous and temperature resistance features that make it the product
of choice for laminated ID badges. Teslin is more expensive than Artisyn
and much less versatile. There are two types of Teslin. Laser Teslin is
obviously for a laser printer and same with the inkjet. Printing on
Teslin with an inkjet does not work well and tends to look grainy and
smear. The inkjet is coated with chemicals to absorb the ink
effectively. Inkjet Teslin tends to be twice the price than laser Teslin.
The better option is a new synthetic paper called Artisyn. It is cheaper
than even laser Teslin, works well with all types of printers including
inkjet and laser printers. It also tends to produce better print quality
The next step is to select your printer. The preferred method is to use
a pigmented based inkjet printer like an Epson printer with DuraBrite
ink. This tends to produce incredible results and works well with Laser
Teslin even though it is not a laser printer. Better results are still
achieved on Artisyn paper. If a pigmented ink printer is not available,
a laser printer is still a good result. Laser printers produce sharp and
clear results, but the ink tends to look waxy. Lastly, any dye-based
inkjet printer will work fine. A dye-based inkjet printer is that
standard color printer that most people have in their home. Again, if
you use dye-based inks make sure to use Inkjet Teslin or Artisyn. You
should print on highest quality photo settings.
Print on one sheet of paper, both front and back.
Cut out the ID from the paper. Tracing the dimensions of the ID using a
butterfly pouch is generally helpful. A paper cutter or X-Acto knife is
You must use thermal laminating in order to bond the butterfly pouch to
the synthetic paper. Once laminated, the card will harden and resemble a
PVC card. You must use a thermal (heat) pouch laminator. Avery, Banner
American, or GBC makes good ones that run around $50.
Place the insert into the butterfly pouch. You must place the card into
a carrier. Run the carrier through the laminator. Immediately following
lamination, it is helpful to place the card under something flat like a
book so that it cools flat.
Generally, it is acceptable to use a generic hologram. Very few people
actually examine the hologram and read what it says on it. I have had my
fake for over two years with a generic hologram on it and I have never
had a problem. If you’re concerned about making something that looks
truly authentic, there are other methods to replicate holograms.
Making a Hologram
The gold holograms on many ID cards are called binary holograms. These
holograms can be easily reproduced using Pearl-Ex paint and Photo-EZ
This product is for making stencils. A stencil is basically the outline
of a picture with the negative part missing. To make the stencil you
scan the hologram off your id, then convert it to an all black image.
Next you print the image on a transparency. A transparency is a
transparent sheet of plastic meant for inkjet printers or lasers. Then
you take the transparency and tape it to the Photo-EZ. You put it out in
the sun and all the areas of the material not covered by the black
negative of the holo cures. When washed the part covered by the negative
washes away, leaving you with your stencil. You will want to order the
high resolution material.
As for the painting material, the two main ones are Interference Gold
(Fine) made by Golden Acrylics and PERL-EX DUOTONE. The latter of the
materials work best because of the fact it reflects two colors of the
spectrum. Perl-Ex comes as a powder and preparation is needed. These
paints are transparent when viewed from straight on. When viewed from
different angles you see different colors depending on the particular
colors of the paint. Perl-Ex comes in Duo Red-Blue, Duo Blue-Green, and
You have to buy a Transparent Base made for paints to prepare the
Perl-Ex. A good one is Speedball Transparent Base. You mix in a 1:50
ratio. 1 part Per- 50 parts base. If you are using Golden acrylics then
you use a 5:1 ratio. 5 parts paint 1 part base. When applying the paint
in the stencil, you should use if possible one of those brushes made for
screen printing. It is like a pencil but with a flexible tip. A sponge
can be used but extra care needs to be taken when applying. You want to
apply a very thin amount and practice will be needed to get it right.
On a lot of the new ID's there is a multicolored hologram that reflects
the full spectrum (like a rainbow). This is especially true of most of
the Canadian ids. What you do is pick the two most dominant colors and
buy the matching Perl Ex colors. This will be good enough to reproduce
the holo. The holo can be put directly on the finished ID or before
lamination on the inside of the pouch. If you choice is the inside then
remember to put it in the reverse.
It is recommended that you sand the edges of the hologram with a very
fine grit sandpaper. This removes the jagged edges of the synthetic
paper. You should lightly sand the front and back of the id to give it a
more worn look.
Lastly, these instructions were to make a 30 mil
drivers license that resembles a PVC card. If you want to make something
thinner that bends corner to corner like some ID cards, you can remove
the front part of the butterfly pouch and simply laminate the back of
the pouch with the synthetic paper. Many machines use this method, but
it can be accomplished manually. You can also replicate signature strips
by scratching the surface of the butterfly pouch with sandpaper.
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It is illegal to forge an ID card in most
jurisdictions. Do not copy an existing ID; this article only
concerns making a fake ID using the depths of your own creativity.
It is illegal to hold yourself out as an authority that
you are not in many jurisdictions.
It is illegal in most jurisdictions to present a fake
ID card for the purposes of circumventing the law. This is a novelty
item for the purposes of acting or gifts only and should be used for
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